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Aberle, Nelson, Oncken Receive Short Course Awards

The 2005 University of Wisconsin-Madison Short Course Reunion was held Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Coliseum Bar in Madison. About 125 Short Course alumni braved near-blizzard conditions to attend the annual event.

Service to Agriculture Awards were presented to Marlowe Nelson and Elton Aberle. Nelson was recognized for his extensive volunteer work in the dairy industry. Aberle, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the UW-Madison, will retire this summer, winding up a 38-year academic career.

Also recognized at the reunion as a Friend of Short Course was John Oncken. Oncken, of Oncken Communications, has been a strong supporter of Short Course programs through his weekly farming columns.